The work consists of two parallel rotating wheels of light, pink and green. Pink or magenta has been called an artificial colour since it is not in the visible colour spectrum nor does it exist as a single wave of light. Opposite to magenta is green, magenta and green are complementary colours. Colours are light. Red has the longest and violet the shortest wavelengths. Magenta is a mix of red and violet, it combines the two ends of the spectrum together and forms a wheel. Magenta can be considered as an absence of green. By blending magenta and green together as coloured light, you get white light.
This video is part of: Rietveld Uncut 2020
For the fourth consecutive time, the Rietveld Uncut team has worked towards an exhibition of these projects in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this year under the title Relating (to) Colour. Students investigate "colour" from different perspectives and meanings.
Due to government measures to control the coronavirus, the Rietveld Uncut exhibition and the Studium Generale conference week in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in March 2020 were cancelled. Participants were asked to create digital translation of their projects and share this with the online audience.